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Ex-al-Qaida spokesman recounts 9/11 aftermath

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 20:16
Osama bin Laden's hours in a dark Afghanistan cave the evening of the Sept. 11 attacks were brought to light when his son-in-law testified in his own defense at his terrorism trial, portraying the al-Qaida leader as worried and apprehensive as he contemplated how America would respond.

EU mulls further sanctions on Russia over Crimea

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 20:16
Russia faces further sanctions from the European Union on Thursday over its annexation of the Crimean Peninsula as tensions in the region remained high despite the release of a Ukrainian naval commander.

Myths and zombies: Locals speak at big ed-tech festival

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 20:02
The South by Southwest Festival in Austin is best known for music, but it also includes a four-day conference on educational technology, which took place earlier this month.

Judge tosses class-action push for Google suit

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 19:01
A judge has tossed out an effort to win class-action status for a lawsuit accusing Google of violating the privacy terms of email users.

Obama unleashing power of data on climate change

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 19:01
The Obama administration hopes to fight global warming with the geeky power of numbers, maps and even gaming-type simulations.

Sony unveils virtual reality headset for PS4

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 19:01
Sony is getting into the virtual reality business.

Chinese breeder sells 2 Tibetan mastiffs for $3M

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 18:16
A Chinese dog breeder said Thursday that a property developer paid him 18 million yuan ($3 million) for Tibetan mastiff twins, highlighting how the breed has become a status symbol for China's rich.

Ex-Democratic Chairman Robert Strauss dies at 95

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 17:46
Bob Strauss could work with anybody -- Democrats and Republicans, Americans and Soviets, Israelis and Arabs. Playing the game and making the deal made his day.

Unions, groups 'all-in' Illinois governor's race

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 17:46
The candidates for Illinois governor laid out their vastly different visions Wednesday on how to revive the state's lagging economy, as national labor unions and other outside groups with much riding on the outcome began making their presence felt and promised to keep doing so through the November election.

Poll question: Which Pac-12 team will advance the furthest in NCAA tournament?

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 17:31
The NCAA tournament's round of 64 begins today in earnest with a full slate of games on the dial.

A Day on the Couch: Live chat on Day 1 of NCAA tourney

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 17:16
Times reporter Percy Allen will be watching Day 1 of the NCAA men's basketball tourney from his couch and serving up his views of one of the craziest days in sports. Be part of our look at the madness by joining his live chat at 9 a.m. until Thursday afternoon.

‘Divergent’: the latest product from the teen-warrior factory

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 17:16
A 2.5-star review of “Divergent,” a grim, dystopian teen adventure with a bright spot: actress Shailene Woodley.

Missing passenger jet roils Malaysian politics

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 17:16
It took more than a week, but both sides of Malaysia's bitterly contested political divide are now sparring over the disappearance and hunt for the missing jetliner, a possible distraction for a government already under fire for its handling of the crisis.

Several ‘Bad Words’ too many

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 17:16
A two-star review of the Jason Bateman/Allison Janney dark comedy about a middle-aged man who enters an eighth-grade spelling bee.